Christopher Lee Thayer’s Answers

Christopher Lee Thayer

Seattle Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. In the State of Washington how long does one have to SETTLE an Uninsured Motorist Bodily Claim against own insur. company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Richard Eugene Lewis
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    I agree that most likely you have 6 years from the date of the incident; but it would be best to have your situation and a copy of your insurance policy reviewed by an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area. To answer your specific question, you have to settle the claim within the time period proscribed; or, before it lapses, file a lawsuit to preserve your claims. Your police may include an arbitration provision, in lieu of a lawsuit. All the more reason to have a lawyer look at...

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  2. Underage driver age 14 and no insurance. Can I sue? What will happen to her?

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Jonathan C Yousling
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    You should get an attorney, especially if you were injured. You may have a claim against the minor's parents, which may be covered by their insurance. Alternatively, if you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) with your own insurance company, you can make a claim with your own insurance company. You should also have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage with your insurance company - which will pay for all medical expenses that are necessary to treat any injuries caused by the collision.

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  3. I was injured (bitten on the leg by a dog) and it is 2 years into this whole thing...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    4. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    It is hard to second guess your own attorney. If you have concerns about the request, I would request an in-person meeting with your actual attorney - and not the paralegal. Have him/her explain to you why THEY think this is a good idea. Generally speaking, I avoid letting insurance adjusters interview my clients. Generally, the adjusters are just looking for ways to trick you and devalue your claim. However, there are occasionally circumstances where this may be warranted. Hard to say...

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  4. Becky's back is out of whack! I was rear ended and my uninsured driver coverage is paying but what am I to do with my bad back

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. David A. Kulisch
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Michael Lewis Eisner
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    It sounds like you have unfortunately suffered a significant injury. If you have UIM insurance, you are entitled to be compensated for all of your damages associated with the MVA up to the limits of your insurance. I would recommend that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Most, as I do, will offer a free initial consultation. It is important for you to undertand your rights and to ensure that you are taking all the steps necessary to pursue your claim.

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  5. But why would a non physician sign on his death certificate and put heart attack when no one really knows what happen

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    3. Gregory H. Bevel
    4. James Otto Heiting
    5. Sagi Shaked
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    This may vary by jurisdiction (I see you are posting from Texas), but generally the medical examiner only conducts an autopsy where the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious (as in there could have been foul play). You have not provided enough facts to clarify what happened. I would encourage you to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney in your jurisdiction to discuss and evaluate this matter with you in detail.

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  6. I was in an auto accident and might need some counsel.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Arthur D Leritz
    2. Christopher Lee Thayer
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Farid Yaghoubtil
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You should not speak with the at-fault insurance company. I recommend talking to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Most, as I do, will offer you a free initial consultation and evaluation. It is important that you understand your rights.

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  7. Involved in a car accident about 8 months ago, the car pulled out in front of me attempting to turn left. How much can i expect

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    2. James Edmund Oliver JR
    3. Christopher Lee Thayer
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    I agree with the comments made by others. Determining what constitutes "fair" or even "reasonable" compensation for your injuries is not possible based on the information provided. It is clear that you have suffered serious injuries and you would be well advised to retain counsel. Keep in mind the insurance company adjusters negotiate cases everyday and they are motivated to pay you as little as possible. Without representation by an experienced personal injury attorney you are likely to get...

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  8. Do lawyers usually share the first demand letter to an insurance adjuster with thier clients?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Dean Brett
    3. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    4. William John Carlson
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Clients are absolutely entitled to look at and approve a demand letter before it gets sent out. The precise wording of the letter is subject to the attorney's judgment, but the client has the right to approve the settlement amount requested and provide input on the letter. If you have trust or communication issues with your counsel, you should request an in person meeting to address these questions and concerns. If your quesitons are not answered to your satisfaction, you may need to...

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  9. A little over a year ago I was hit by a taxi cab while I was crossing the street. Whom am I supposed to take action against?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. James Edmund Oliver JR
    4. Todd A Taylor
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    You mostly likely have a right to go after the taxi driver and the taxi company in a civil claim for recovery of your medical expenses, as well as any pain and suffering or lost income you may have had. I would encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible to discuss your options in more detail. Most, like myself, offer a free initial consultation and evaluation of your potential claim.

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  10. IS WRITING "LOAN" ON CHECK MEMO LINE ENOUGH PROOF TO GET REIMBURSED FROM AN ESTATE?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. John S. Palmer
    3. John Arthur Bender Jr.
    4. Scott Kemble Wilson
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    It would take an evaluation of the other surrounding circumstances, but with just the limited facts you have presented, you do likely have an enforceable loan/contract. This would most likely be a part oral part written contract. There may be some time limitations that come into play, as some of these loans took place over ten years ago. This may, and I emphasize, may, limit your ability to pursue some of that older debt. Given that the PR rejected your claim, you must act quickly....

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